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Apr 07, 2020

Grenada, Diving and Covid-19

First, I want to say I hope everyone is well and staying safe during this crisis. We can only hope the world gets back to "normal" (whatever that may mean going forward) in the somewhat near future. God bless all the front line workers for putting their lives on the line every day. Such an unprecedented and scary thing we are living through. I hope you and your family get through this safely.

In case you are interested in our story, here it is. As many of you know, I was in Grenada for the winter. We were saving our diving for when diver friends of ours came down and we also planned to do some at the end of the trip (so we had something to look forward to). Diving is expensive there so we only planned on a few days.

Well our friends came down and for the first time ever, they decided they wanted to relax and not dive. Which was no problem, we still had a few weeks left.

Then Covid-19 hit. While they were still diving at that point, I was hesitant because we were using rental equipment (since we were only diving a few days, we didn't bring our equipment with us). Then flights started getting canceled. Long story short, woke my husband up one morning at 6:30 am and told him to get up and pack, we were leaving that afternoon - 2 weeks earlier than planned. We were on the last flight to the U.S. (they started having some repatriation flights this week).

We were just thankful to be able to get out and home safely. Our 2 week quarantine is now over and we are both fine.

While diving is necessarily off the agenda for now (at least for me), it can't take our daydreams away as we are sheltering in place. Positive thoughts never hurt anyone :).

Please stay safe and well. Love to you all.

Feb 26, 2020

Back in Grenada

I know I have been a bit quiet around here lately. Well one reason is that we have been back in Grenada for almost 2 months now. I am finding it hard to get motivated here :).

I continue to be in love with this island and its' people. Such a beautiful spot.

We have had alot of people come down this year too (it will be a total of 15!) so we have been a bit busy. In a good way though :).

While we have been enjoying the beach and the water, we haven't dove yet. Another group of friends is coming down next week and they are divers so we will be going under soon! Also, diving is pretty expensive here (unlike our last trip in November to Roatan) so that puts a limit on the amount of diving we do here. All is good though.

I hope this finds you well and you are able to get some diving and/or dive trips in this winter. I would love to hear about it, so please be in touch. Until next time. Happy Diving!

Nov 13, 2019

Scuba Gift Ideas For Men 2019 - Buy A Present For The Male Diver

2019 scuba gift ideas for men. Check our suggestions of dive presents at all price points for the men in your life. Perfect for father, husbands, boyfriends...

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Nov 12, 2019

Scuba Diving PopSockets - Grips For Your Phone & Tablet, Phone Holder

Scuba Diving PopSockets: Love scuba diving and your phone? These scuba themed PopSockets will show your love of diving. Great gift idea for any diver.

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Nov 01, 2019

Gifts For Scuba Divers 2019: Moderately Priced Presents For Your Diver

Our 2019 picks for mid-range priced gifts for scuba divers. Whether it's a birthday, graduation or holiday such as Christmas, they are sure to love these gifts.

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Oct 23, 2019

Guide to Getting Certified

I get alot of questions from people thinking about starting scuba diving. I have a complete guide for you and it is absolutely free. Find out what it takes to get certified in scuba diving - including cost, requirements, types and more. Get your questions answered and get started on that scuba diving certification. I can't wait to see you underwater!

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Oct 11, 2019

Best Womens BCD 2019: Top Buoyancy Compensator Device For Females

Our picks for best womens bcd for 2019. Females have special issues when it comes to buying a buoyancy compensator device. See our choice for the ladies here.

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  1. Grenada, Diving and Covid-19

    Apr 07, 20 01:09 PM

    First, I want to say I hope everyone is well and staying safe during this crisis. We can only hope the world gets back to "normal" (whatever that may mean going forward) in the somewhat near future. G…

    Read More

  2. Back in Grenada

    Feb 26, 20 07:01 AM

    I know I have been a bit quiet around here lately. Well one reason is that we have been back in Grenada for almost 2 months now. I am finding it hard to get motivated here :). I continue to be in love…

    Read More

  3. Scuba Gift Ideas For Men 2019 - Buy A Present For The Male Diver

    Nov 13, 19 12:42 PM

    2019 scuba gift ideas for men. Check our suggestions of dive presents at all price points for the men in your life. Perfect for father, husbands, boyfriends...

    Read More

  4. Scuba Diving PopSockets - Grips For Your Phone & Tablet, Phone Holder

    Nov 12, 19 03:11 PM

    Scuba Diving PopSockets: Love scuba diving and your phone? These scuba themed PopSockets will show your love of diving. Great gift idea for any diver.

    Read More

  5. Gifts For Scuba Divers 2019: Moderately Priced Presents For Your Diver

    Nov 01, 19 09:25 AM

    Our 2019 picks for mid-range priced gifts for scuba divers. Whether it's a birthday, graduation or holiday such as Christmas, they are sure to love these gifts.

    Read More